Tour of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College

Tour of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College

Tour of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College

event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 1.45pm - 2.15pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Friday, September 22, 2023 schedule 1.45pm - 2.15pm BST
  • pepys library
A rare example of a 17th-century private library
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Art and culture, Extracurricular, Museums and collections
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Pepys Library | View details

Regarded as a jewel in the crown of Magdalene College, the Pepys Library is a rare example of a 17th-century private library. Housing Samuel Pepys’s original diaries, it is one of the most significant collections of books, manuscripts, documents and prints acquired by any private individual, preserved in the original oak bookcases designed by Pepys in 1666.

Speaker

Dr Jane Hughes

Jane Hughes

Dr Jane Hughes is a Fellow of Magdalene College, where she is Director of Studies in English and is also the Pepys Librarian, responsible for the college's two historic libraries. Dr Hughes’ work focuses on satire, comedy and literary theory, and she is currently writing a book on literary style. 

Booking information

Capacity: 
25

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Location

Pepys Library
Magdalene Street
Magdalene College
Cambridge
CB3 0AG
United Kingdom
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